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Data Science freshman makes his first cloud

A word cloud of the data science facebook page prepared by Yuan GaoElevating computer code to the level of art was something University of California San Diego freshman Yuan Gao did just for fun.

In his elective Workshop in Data Science (DSC 96), Gao went above and beyond instructor expectations by designing a word cloud. A word cloud is a graphic visualization of a slice of time and place on the Internet, resembling the visual arts technique of montage but achieving the graphic design feature based on computer coding. Learn more.

HDSI Director Rajesh Gupta HeadshotHDSI Director Rajesh Gupta named AAAS Fellow

Director Rajesh Gupta has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as Fellow for 2018, for "distinguished contributions in design of embedded systems and hardware-software co-design, and leadership in research administration." Learn more. 


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI)

The Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) is a flexible internship program that runs for 12 weeks during the summer. During these 12 weeks, students will be paired with mentors working in the Data Science fields. Students will also be supported by DSSI to enhance their skills by attending short courses and seminars on topics relevant to data science, and gain hands-on experience through collaborative work on other data science problems relating to national importance. DSSI is open to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in a field related to the Data Sciences (machine learning, statistics, applied mathematics, computer science, etc). 

The two Summer 2019 sessions will be held from May 20, 2019 - Aug. 9, 2019 and June 17, 2019 -  Sept. 6, 2019.

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Data across disciplines: 7th International Symposium on Data Assimilation (ISDA 2019)

Jan. 21–24, 2019: This event in Kobe, Japan, will focus on the cross-cutting issues shared in broad applications of data assimilation in disciplines from geoscience to physical and biological sciences.

ISDAThe symposium aims to enhance discussions among researchers from cross- disciplinary backgrounds. Examples under discussion include: non-Gaussian and nonlinear data assimilation problems; Big Data Assimilation (BDA); high-performance computation (HPC); Uncertainty Quantification (UQ); advanced intelligence (AI) and machine learning; multi- scale and multi-component treatments; observational issues; and mathematical problems.

Application deadline is slated for October 2018, with speaker confirmation and program availability in November. Registration deadline will be in December 2018. See the ISDA website for updates and more information.

Data science in theory and action: Information Theory and Applications Workshop

ISDA WorkshopFeb. 10-15, 2019: This week-long workshop is billed as a relaxed gathering of researchers applying theory to diverse areas in science and engineering.

It is being held at the Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach, near the UC San Diego campus.

Deadlines will be in January 2019 for papers, abstracts and posters. See the Information Theory event website for more details and registration.

2020 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference

August 2020-Save the date: The City of San Diego has been selected as the venue for the Association of Computing Machinery’s 2020 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference (KDD), one of the premier global meetings on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science.

SIGKDD BannerRajesh Gupta, director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, will serve as general co-chair for the meeting along with Yan Liu, director of the University of Southern California Machine Learning Center.

The annual KDD conference gathers thousands of leading researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry. The nonprofit organization’s mission is “to provide the premier forum for advancement, education, and adoption of the ‘science’ of knowledge discovery and data mining from all types of data stored in computers and networks of computers.” San Diego last hosted the international event in 2011.

Check the Institute site for updates on the upcoming San Diego hosting of KDD 2020.